I have been experimenting with my food a bit, trying to eat more healthy and focus on a vegetarian and gluten-free diet. I am filling up a water jug each morning of 64 ounces of water, and most days I drink all of this. I decided to try this for a couple of reasons. One was that I am planning on becoming a health coach in December to help others in their health and wanted to try out the food, and second I wanted to see if my food might make a difference in my health. Hearing I would lose some weight didn’t hurt either.
I was skeptical. Actually I am still skeptical. Years and years of trying different things to reduce my pain level, and give me more energy. Many things help – such as exercise, ice and heat, yoga and reducing stress. I even was able to reduce my medication this summer to about 10% of the dose I was given. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to cut it off completely, and any reduction caused too much pain.
So far the past week and a half I am feeling more energized. My body is still tired, yet I am so much more alert. I feel like I have an extra hour or two each day. I am still stuffed up, which is probably due to dairy which I haven’t cut out. My pain has also been reduced some, so I am reducing my medication a little more for the first time in months. I can feel more discomfort in my knees when I walk, and sensitivity in my hands (the tingling sensations are greater). The pain in my body and back are less, and I am still able to sleep at night. I have also lost about 6 pounds, so my clothes aren’t so tight – always a good thing.
I am learning a lot. I feel like I am understanding more what my body needs. I don’t expect a miracle, yet it is great to see some hope and improvement.